I was just wondering if anyone else's parent(s) were like my dad?
This is horseback riding related, so this would I believe be in the right section lol.
Anyways not sure how to start this thread off.. but I alway's feel like my dad doesnt give enough credit for my riding !
Im alot better than alot of the people I know, and know alot more, yet he is alway's sitting there saying how great all my 'friend's' are at riding, and doesnt pay me any mind !
It really does bug me because he seems to give them more attention about it. I know it sounds SO childish lol but, I am a pretty good rider, I am english and not very much western, my dad is more western and he does NOT really like english. But he tolerates my love for it haha.
I took lessons etc at 10, but had to stop any sports because I have animals and horses and my brother's hockey costs alot.
Which I find is unfair, but im hoping to take lessons again soon, hopefully for jumping :)
Anyway's.. my dad always used to ask my friends if they would teach me how to ride i kind of found that offending, considering I am a rather good rider than more than half ( this is not to sound like I am bragging) but most of them just hop on a horse, not really knowing alot and than hop off and do nothing after. Some of them don't EVEN KNOW HOW TO GROOM A HORSE or have the proper grooming supplies.
Sometimes I feel like I am just not good enough, the only thing I get actually praised on is my art, sometimes my riding but there is always some sort of critism from my dad, im always doing something wrong.
Anyone else's parents like this ?
Also my dad doesnt really even ride much,(because we don't have saddles right now) and doesnt really know alot about the english world, more the western world.